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Bricks from the Black Building

These are some of the bricks from the Black Building,they would have been brought up from Edinburgh.I assume that "NIDDRIE" & "PRESTON GRANGE" would be two brick making areas?

Are any of the factories still there?


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Picture added on 28 May 2010 at 12:59
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The Niddrie brickworks was demolished and Niddrie housing estate built on the site.
Added by Neil Johnstone on 28 May 2010
Right both places had famous brickworks in the 19th and 20th century. Niddrie Mill Primary supposedly the last building to be build with bricks from Niddrie (now a suburb of Edinburgh) shall now be turned into appartments according to a Scotsman news a couple of days ago. Prestongrange brickworks nowadays are part of a fantastic industrial museum in East Lothian.
Added by Wolfgang on 28 May 2010
www.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-000-186-212-C
Added by Chris Shearer on 28 May 2010
Well done for saving them Robert! I wonder what else was saved from The Black Building?
Added by Al Hine on 29 May 2010
Have a look at this site.

www.penmorfa.com/bricks/scotland.html
Added by Magnus Ritch on 29 May 2010
Not there anymore. I think the brick manufacturers had a close affiliation to the coal mining industry. When the pits started closing then the brick manufacturers would've started going out of business.
Added by Yockenthwaite on 31 May 2010
news.scotsman.com/scotland/Campaign-begins-to-save-Victorian.6338065.jp
Added by Wolfgang on 03 June 2010
The Niddrie Brickworks used to stand on the site of the Fort Kinnaird retail park.
Added by W. G. Miller on 04 June 2010
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